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Asia Watch: Threats and accusations

The transnational threat posed by Islamic State (IS) and its sympathisers remains a major concern in South-East Asia, although security agencies appear to be responding with some effectiveness....

Australasia

Media Microscope: A Farewell to Sanctions

The significance of lifting economic sanctions on Iran under the P5+1 nuclear deal was given appropriate media coverage in mid-January. On ABC Radio National "Breakfast" (Jan. 18), Teheran University's Professor Mohammad Marandi told Fran Kelly Iran has "done everything they were supposed to do and probably a bit more. But unfortunately as soon as the announcement was made... the United States......

Documents

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Egypt

Behind the News - October 2015

In an unprecedented move, Israel's Defence Forces released a comprehensive document on Aug. 13 that set out its strategies and priorities through to 2020. It explores the fundamental changes in Israel's operating environment, arising from the challenges caused by the weakening of states and threats posed by sub-state actors, specifically Hamas and Hezbollah......

Europe

Events

Professor Efraim Inbar on Sky News' APAC channel

AIJAC guest Professor Efraim Inbar spoke at The Sydney Institute on 1 February. His speech on "Israel's Politics Today" will be broadcast on Sky News A-PAC, Australia's Public Affairs Channel. See here for details......

Far Right

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Biblio File: The “Bloodlands” Explained?

The term "Black Earth" is often used to designate the rich agricultural areas of southern Russia. But Timothy Snyder uses it in a broader sense to denote the frontier zones of east-central Europe contested between Stalin and Hitler in the Second World War - the "Bloodlands", as he called them in an earlier book. This is a history of the Shoah throughout Europe... The book offers not so much new e...

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Deterring Iran

Deterring Iran

As the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 goes into effect with the announcement of Implementati...

Editorial: The Opposite of Moderation

Those who were hoping last year's nuclear deal would lead to positive change in Iranian politics and foreign policy can be assured that change does indeed appear to be occurring. Unfortunately for the world, however, virtually all change so far appears to be for the worse....

Iran

Media Microscope: A Farewell to Sanctions

The significance of lifting economic sanctions on Iran under the P5+1 nuclear deal was given appropriate media coverage in mid-January. On ABC Radio National "Breakfast" (Jan. 18), Teheran University's Professor Mohammad Marandi told Fran Kelly Iran has "done everything they were supposed to do and probably a bit more. But unfortunately as soon as the announcement was made... the United States......

Deterring Iran

Deterring Iran

As the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 goes into effect with the announcement of Implementati...

Islamic Extremism

Asia Watch: Threats and accusations

The transnational threat posed by Islamic State (IS) and its sympathisers remains a major concern in South-East Asia, although security agencies appear to be responding with some effectiveness....

Israel

Professor Efraim Inbar on Sky News' APAC channel

AIJAC guest Professor Efraim Inbar spoke at The Sydney Institute on 1 February. His speech on "Israel's Politics Today" will be broadcast on Sky News A-PAC, Australia's Public Affairs Channel. See here for details......

Jordan

Libya

Media Releases

Professor Efraim Inbar on Sky News' APAC channel

AIJAC guest Professor Efraim Inbar spoke at The Sydney Institute on 1 February. His speech on "Israel's Politics Today" will be broadcast on Sky News A-PAC, Australia's Public Affairs Channel. See here for details......

AIJAC seeking a Media/Public Affairs Officer

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), the Australian Jewish community's premier independent public affairs organisation, is seeking a self-motivated individual with an interest in politics and journalism to work in our Sydney office....

Media/ Academia

Media Microscope: A Farewell to Sanctions

The significance of lifting economic sanctions on Iran under the P5+1 nuclear deal was given appropriate media coverage in mid-January. On ABC Radio National "Breakfast" (Jan. 18), Teheran University's Professor Mohammad Marandi told Fran Kelly Iran has "done everything they were supposed to do and probably a bit more. But unfortunately as soon as the announcement was made... the United States......

Noted and Quoted - January 2016

In his Weekend Australian column (Nov. 28) Phillip Adams wrote, "It's not new for Australian security agencies to keep an eye on radicalised teenagers... The young have always been susceptible to the clarion call." This includes "... countless young Australian Jews [who] have headed to Israel... to fight Palestinians" but it "seems our increasingly worried, watchful spooks have no probs with this...

Media Microscope: Carrtoonish claims

Former ALP foreign minister Bob Carr's increasingly deranged views of Israel were laid bare yet again. The Australian's Christian Kerr reported (Dec. 4) Carr's baseless claims at a pro-Palestinian function in late-November alleging that "the people of Palestine are seeing street by street the character, the nomenclature, of Jerusalem being changed... The story of Jerusalem is now being fabricated...

Middle East

Noted and Quoted - January 2016

In his Weekend Australian column (Nov. 28) Phillip Adams wrote, "It's not new for Australian security agencies to keep an eye on radicalised teenagers... The young have always been susceptible to the clarion call." This includes "... countless young Australian Jews [who] have headed to Israel... to fight Palestinians" but it "seems our increasingly worried, watchful spooks have no probs with this...

Monographs/ Submissions

Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)... AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale ...

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Symposium: Perceptions of the Middle East and the Gaza War - Australia

The reaction of Australia's government, media, and elite, and public opinion to Israel's December 2008-January 2009 military operations against Hamas in Gaza was mixed. At the government level, both the Labor government as well as the Liberal opposition voiced strong, consistent, and principled support for Israel's right to defend itself....

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United Kingdom

Europa Europa: Pop-up Politics

Europeans go to the polls in May to elect 751 members of the European Parliament for the next five years. Expect surprises. Not that the European Parliament carries much clout; clout is reserved for the army of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels and the sprinkling of political appointees. The surprises will come from the pop-up political parties which are, first and foremost, oppose...

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